Improvised Star Trek
Improvised Star Trek explores the final frontier of comedy by turning Star Trek into an improv office comedy. Taking suggestions submitted on Twitter and Facebook, the cast (featuring some of Chicago’s top improvisors) creates a fully improvised episode detailing the adventures of the USS Sisyphus, a less enterprising starship. New episodes are posted every other week. To learn more about the show check out our website, facebook page, or twitter!
Improvised Star Trek is fan production. Star Trek is property of CBS/Paramount.

Like it says in the title, we had a great 2015, and we just wanna say thanks for being part of it.

Direct download: IST_Bonus20160112.mp3
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After saving The Federation yesterday, the crew grapples with a less exciting today. Oh and they save a planet full of miners, but whatever.

Improvised November 8, 2015 from a suggestion by Victoria Kathryn via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Son, Billy, Lt. Lackey

Chris Johnson as Chucky the Miner, First Gertold, Andorian Bandito, a Child

Sean Kelley as Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, a Miner

Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson,

Nick Wagner as Ch’arles Lorem

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Colette the Miner, a Child

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Canary in a Coalmine, Andorian Bandito, Sally

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-Op

Direct download: Ep_128__Yesterday_Would_Have_Been_a_Good_Day_to_Have_Died.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:20pm CDT

Did somebody say wish?

Improvised November 8th, 2015 from a suggestion by Paul Nichols via Facebook.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Leopold Lackey
Chris Johnson as Christmas Yeti
Sean Kelley as Santa Claus, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Sally, Lt. Greg

Direct download: ISTBonus__20151221_BaxtersXmasWish.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

It's alive! Crick's holonovel gets an adaptation he doesn't approve of.

Improvised on August 15 from a suggestion by Andrew Vanderwoude.

Edited by Roger Payton

Griffen Eckstein as Holographic Krunk Whatsin, Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Donald's Dad

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandek as Acting Chef Rip Stiply, Donald (a Child)

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Holographic Krunk's Monster, Donald's Mom

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Holographic Imani Hotep

This episode of Improvised Star Trek is sponsored by Jackbox Games, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: IST127_JuliusFrankensteinBaxter.mp3
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Zarlene teaches Baxter and Corbo about the Nerds and the Knees.

 

Featuring

Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter

 

News:

-One final week of our Live run at iO Chicago.

--With openers Our Fair City;

--And special guest SAND, New City's Best Chicago Improv team of 2015.

--Speaking of guests, check out this live performance of klingon Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

-Thanks to ThePeak & Is4you for iTunes reviews.

-Matt Young appeared on the Rabbit Hole Podcast.

 

Direct download: ISTBonus_20151214.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:41pm CDT

The Sisyphus crew struggles to revive their passed-out captain, as Admiral Damocles kicks off a surprise inspection of the ship.

Improvised on September 13, 2015 from a suggestion by Karna Warrior via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring
Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbender, Lt. Lackey, "Captain Baxter"
Sean Kelley as Admiral Damocles, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Acting Chef Rip Stipley, Klingon captain, Lt. Swanson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite B. Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Mrs. Admiral Damocles
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Bright student
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot, Punk teen

This episode is sponsored by Field Notes, a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-op.

Check out the Blurry Photos podcast.

Direct download: Ep_126__Weekend_at_Baxters.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:49am CDT

Inadvertent cruelty is rampant in this bonus scene.

News of the week: there are three more live shows left for 2015! Join us December 4th, 11th, and 18th at 10:30pm.

Improvised Star Trek won the 2015 Audioverse award for best Fan/Adaptation Comedy! Many thanks to all who voted for us. 

Thanks also to Dat_Woona for a new iTunes review! 

And check out the latest episodes of Your Stories and Taylor Talk for more podcast goodness from IST cast and crew. 

https://www.nerdologues.com/podcasts/your-stories/episodes/night-stars-part-2

http://taylortalk.org/how-you-get-the-guys-episode-197-of-taylor-talk-the-taylor-swift-podcast/#more-9532

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Spot_Vs_the_Cucumber.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 12:11am CDT

Lady Cola's recent absence is explained when two ships come looking for her.  Captain Baxter makes the biggest decision of his life, Rip Stipley makes the most frivolous, and Sally searches for a family.

Improvised October 4th, 2015 from a suggestion by Erin Higgins via Facebook

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Guitar Center Guy

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley

Irene Marquette as Lt. Cdr. Lady Cola

Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Lt. Atlas, Liquidator Clumph

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, a Ferengi Liquidator

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Ensign Operator, Orion Slave Woman

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg, Sally, Orion Slave Man

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Orion ship cover art from Star Trek: The Animated Series

Irene Marquette has a special goodbye message to listeners on the Improvised Star Trek homepage.

Direct download: IST125_YourLadyshipHasArrivedYourLadyship.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:24pm CDT

Just the worst.

 

Improvised November 8, 2015 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson

 

Featuring

Sean Kelly as Crick Watson 

Eli Mandel as Alien Mayor, Alien

Mary Cait Walthall as Alien Ambassador, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Nick Wagner as Alien Child

Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter

 

Edited by Christopher Rathjen

 

News:

Thanks Andorian Jedi for an iTunes review

Check out Irene Marquette's interview on the Feast of Fun Podcast

Check out Matt Young in the stop-motion short Speed Dating

Check out Nick Wagner and Hannah Parsons in Your Stories

Come to our live show!

 

Background music was Theme to Deep Space Nine from Smooth Federation by Andrew Allen

Direct download: IST_20151116Bonus.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:55pm CDT

Ep 124: The Undiscovered Country Club
The crew journeys to Zaffa IV, home to the federations most exclusive country club. But the upper crust exterior hides a more sinister middle and lower crusts.
 
Featuring 
 
Brendan Dowling as Bryce Haverford-Watson, Juliet Louie-Dreyfus, Bryce A. Roni
Sean Kelley as Crick Watson
Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes, Bartender
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Bryce Dallas Jejune,
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Bryce Isrite
Martin Wilson as  Bryce Haverford-Bengali, Monica Rutherford-Hayes, Bryce Tri-Asshole 
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg, Bryce Tomeet-Yu
 
Improvised October 18 from a suggestion by Gregory Gallagher via Facebook.
 
Edited by Nick Wagner
 
Sponsored by Utter Nonsense(http://www.utternonsensegame.com), a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop(http://chicagopodcastcoop.com)
Direct download: IST124_UndiscoveredCountryClub.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:59pm CDT